163. Mishmar HaEmek — San Michele
Departed Formia, Italy 14 Apr 1948, arrived 24 Apr 1948
ex-San Michele, built 1947, 401 gross tons
379 men, 315 women, 99 children. Captured by the destroyer Chevron off Haifa.
Name: a kibbutz in northern Israel, scene of an operation designed to break the siege of Jerusalem. +
Photograph source: http://palyam.org